TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Nearly 1,000 Ivy Tech graduates from the Terre Haute and Greencastle campuses will celebrate commencement Thursday.

The ceremony will take place at the Hulman Center at Indiana State University. Ivy Tech says collectively 982 graduates will earn approximately 1,325 credentials.

The graduates include more than 200 high school students from 27 West Central Indiana high schools who earned college credentials before graduating high school.

Elizabeth Pearison will serve as commencement speaker. Pearison is the Supervisor of Imaging Services at Union Health and a 2018 Ivy Tech graduate. Pearison will also be the recipient of Ivy Tech’s 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award.